Dr. Ondi Crino
School of Biological Sciences
My research examines the physiological mechanisms that regulate animal behaviour. I have focused primarily on understanding how conditions experienced during development shape endocrine responses that affect behaviour and physiology across life history stages with consequences on fitness and life history strategies. I take a whole organism approach by integrating studies of animal behaviour and physiology to tackle large-scale questions that sit at the nexus of behavioural ecology, physiological ecology, and evolutionary biology. I work broadly across taxonomic groups but focus heavily on birds and lizards.